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Mark Fabiani's San Diego takedown

Gloria blasted as powerful lobbies collide, leaving blood on the floor

Ex–car dealer and real estate magnate Steve Cushman is a powerful member of the local Republican establishment who has left his fingerprints on everything from the Mission Valley master plan to the costly 1996 taxpayer-backed ...

Down south in Estero La Bocana, Baja Sur

Wildlife and fresh seafood just a 12-hour road trip away in Baja.

Dolphins play near the shore at sunrise, whiplashing their tails to form a sand circle to entrap their breakfast. The panicked fish jump up directly into the dolphins' mouths – a nature event I'd only ...

La Jolla High fights brain pain

School reassesses football program following player's concussion

On October 22 of last year, a La Jolla High football player - Vision of San Diego calls him "Blaine" - suffered a concussion after an on-field collision. What happened next has been the source ...

City's Secret: Happy hour even students can afford

The Hive's stellar cellar atmosphere rocks on Friday nights

This is where professors come to start affairs with their students. Okay, kidding. But it's easy to imagine. This dive called The Hive sits right across the street from City College. It has a kind ...

Condition: bleak

"Eye-opening" real estate report for Sweetwater Union High School District

Sweetwater Union High School District’s new trustees are picking their way slowly through real estate land mines bequeathed to them by the previous administration. On January 12, the district held a workshop on several items, ...

Harp attack!

Big Jon's Harmonica Blues Blast tore it up at Proud Mary's

Never let it be said that San Diego isn’t a blues town. To start the year off with a bang, Big Jon Atkinson brought some of his friends together for a winter blast of blues ...

Reality, Encinitas style

Car-shop owners expect success with TV pilot program

Encinitas may soon be the star in a new TV show. A pilot for a proposed “reality” series, entitled “Life on the Lot,” follows the lives of Gene and Karen Ventura; owners of EZ Cars ...

Scholastic Surf Series results

DIVISION 5 HIGH SCHOOL SURFING JANUARY 11, 2015 - LA JOLLA SHORES San Diego High School Division 5 completed their third event of the season in 2 to 3 foot waves. Conditions were dripping wet ...

Leonard Cohen's Popular Problems

“Slow” opens and sets the tone — not, oddly enough, a tone of “slow” but a statement of intense personal vision, with humor, with openness, but only partial openness. This is how I’m doing things, ...

San Diego loves a real estate bubble

Home sales good, lower credit standards not so good

Despite a soft market statewide, San Diego home values and sales volume continued to creep up as 2014 drew to a close, new numbers released this week indicate. Analysts fear, however, that high prices are ...

Meet Thr3e Punk Ales

Future Santee brewery set to brew inside existing Santee brewery

John Marshall, Kevin Lewis, and Steve Garcia have lived and breathed brewing and punk rock for years. They look back to the emergence and rise of numerous local punk acts during the late nineties and ...

Midweek fishing report

The half day boats went out looking for meter marks and the yellows they found earlier this week and picked a few. Thus, the low counts on rockfish and such. They're around and up and ...

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